Canada's largest-circulation design magazine
Canada's only audited-circulation design magazine
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16,000+ magazine readers
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1,200 show visitors
Regional Design Awards
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Launched in March 2006, Design Edge Canada is the magazine that graphic designers all over the country are raving about.
Packed with relevant, informative, and inspirational news stories and trends, Design Edge Canada gives a fresh voice to the growing graphic design industry.
The magazine has the highest circulation to professional graphic designers of any publication in Canada and enjoys a readership of 16,000+ high-value creative professionals at ad agencies, design studios, corporate and institutional in-house design departments, publishers, printing and packaging companies, and design schools.
Design Edge is the only ABC-audited graphic design magazine in Canada.
Letters from readers have poured in, telling us:
“I really enjoy Design Edge… a good mix of quick hits and meaty bits."
-Judy Snaydon, Creative Director, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Vancouver
"A serious force to be reckoned with in Canada."
-Mark Busse, Partner, Design Director, Industrial Brand Creative and President, GDC BC Chapter
"The magazine is looking great-- it just keeps getting better."
-Mikey Richardson, Creative Director, Amoebacorp, Toronto
What makes us different is an engaged audience that READS the magazine cover-to-cover for its relevant graphic design news and trends available no where else. It’s an essential read for graphic designers who want to stay informed on the issues affecting their industry, the strategies growing their business and the trends shaping their craft.
Design Edge Canada also profiles the industry’s newsmakers, tracks job movement across the country, reviews the latest products, showcases innovative work, conducts industry surveys and market forecasts, and reports on design themes such as colour and type—all in a fun, informative and attractive package.
Design Edge has the largest circulation to professional graphic designers of any magazine in Canada, with an ABC-audited national circulation of 8,000 (100% qualified). Its influential readership includes senior creative directors, graphic designers, art directors, production managers, Web designers, and others in the graphic design industry in Canada.
Readers work for advertising agencies; in-house design departments at major corporations, retailers, governments, and institutions; design schools; publishers; and independent design studios. Our direct-request circulation model means we know more about our readers than any other design publication in Canada—ask for our exclusive break-downs by Business Type, Job Title and more.
Our recent Reader Survey elicited almost 700 responses. Download the Executive Summary at the bottom of this page.
Advertise in Print
With high production values, clean photography, and fresh editorial, Design Edge Canada is the leading trade publication for graphic designers in Canada. Align your brand with Design Edge Canada to influence the influencers in the design industry.
Our readership—your customers and prospects—are interested in your tools, products, and services. Reach a group that is relevant. Reach the audience represented by Design Edge Canada.
Leading local, national and international brands including Canon, HP, Domtar, Cascades Fine Paper, Aquent, Ariva, GetStock, iStockphoto.com, Shutterstock, Thinkstock, Wacom, Quark and others have partnered with us to reach the influential Design Edge Canada audience.
NEW! iPad edition with rich-media extras
Each issue of Design Edge magazine is now available as a tablet edition through the Apple App Store and soon from other sources. The iPad edition includes all the content from the magazine PLUS exclusive videos, photo galleries and screencasts for a truly multimedia experience.
Full-page advertisers in Design Edge magazine can add videos to their advertising at no additional cost—contact us for details and a demo.
Advertise Online: Website of the Year
Design Edge Canada’s award-winning website, re-designed and expanded in 2008, builds on the strength of its print magazine. With over 55,000 visits and 280,000+ page views (and growing) each month, designedgecanada.com is a destination site for graphic designers from all over the country. And they actively participate in the site through reader comments, our contests and surveys.
The website is home to graphic design news and trends, updated regularly with exclusive news from our editors. Website features include a popular job board, reader comments, community event pages, photo gallery, name that font contest, news archive, and many other extras that take full advantage of the web medium and complement the magazine.
Build your brand, increase your web traffic, generate leads and enhance your own search engine rankings by advertising online with Design Edge Canada—ask us for our online media planner that includes a chart linking your marketing objectives with our online ad formats.
Jobs & News Express E-mail Bulletin
Our biweekly e-mail Design Edge Express broadcast goes out to 10,000+ Design Edge Canada subscribers every other Tuesday. This e-mail bulletin announces the recent news headlines, job postings, and upcoming events, and links back to the Design Edge Canada website.
Design Edge Express is the perfect vehicle for your online banner ads, driving traffic to your website, branding your company and generating leads. Banner ads are also successful ways of driving registrations to industry events or promoting time-sensitive programs.
Launched in 2006, Design City, Canada’s expo for graphic designers, is sponsored by Design Edge Canada. As a “show within a show”, Design City builds off the proven success of the Print World and Graphics Canada trade shows. Every November, exhibitors meet face-to-face with more than 1,000 designers at Design City. For full information visit www.designcityshow.com
Regional Design Awards — the "Reggies"
Launched in 2010, the Reggies have become the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Canadian graphic design ever assembled. With participation from across Canada, divided into 8 regional zones of design excellence, the Reggies offer a limited number of sponsorship positions to vendors wanting to connect with designers through an integrated sponsorship campaign including face-to-face, print, and online promotions. Visit our awards site.
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